The conditional in French
The conditional verb form is used in French with similar functions to the formula would ... (or 'd) in English. That is, it is mainly used:
There are a few uses of the conditional in French whose parallels don't use would in English. And conversely some uses of would in English aren't usually translated by a conditional in French. We'll look at those later.
How to form the conditional in French
The conditional is easy to form if you know the future tense form of the verb in question:
The conditional is formed by adding the imperfect tense endings to the future stem of the verb.
Here are some examples:
Recall that for most verbs, including many otherwise irregular verbs, the future stem is the infinitive minus any final -e. But a handful of verbs have irregular future stems.